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Audio Visual Technician Apprentice UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

The University of Leicester are seeking a hardworking Event Support Apprentice to join their team in the Learning and Teaching Support Rooms. The successful candidate will gain a Level 5 Audio Visual apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 08 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    We expect all staff as citizens to work flexibly across the University if required. Monday to Friday Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Planning: 20% of the time

  • Ensure that requests for events or equipment are correctly recorded and satisfied via the loan equipment booking service.
  • Within clearly defined parameters of AV & IT support that can be provided, gather the customer requirements. Working with the Events Technician help determine how to deliver the AV & IT for the event. Plan any associated equipment and technology needs that ensures the event is a success using the expertise from the Event Technician
  • Provide input into the refresh cycles to enable successful delivery of future events

Service Delivery: 60%of the time

  • Help to Install, configure, maintain and upgrade the AV and IT equipment used to deliver event-based activity. Following existing guidance and the lead from the Event Technician, complete pro-active checks on equipment in learning & teaching rooms (both in person and using remote tools) to ensure that equipment is operating effectively and reliably for upcoming events
  • With guidance from the Events Technician communicate clearly with customers, keeping them informed of progress during any intervention and ensuring that they are familiar and confident with how to use the equipment
  • Complete bookings for assistance and support with the help and guidance of the Events Technician and ensure they are recorded.
  • Work with the Event Technician and users to test the delivery methods prior to the event dates and provide AV and IT support running up to the event, during the event, and postproduction support
  • Provide support for Open Days, Offer Days, filming one-off events (e.g., inaugural/public lectures), instructional videos, podcasts
  • Edit video & audio to meet customer requirements.
  • Work closely with the LTRS team to assist as directed when not on event-based activity

Maintain & Improve: 20% of the time

  • Follow guidance and instructions from the Event Technician to maintain equipment at a level according to appropriate maintenance schedules e.g., Visual inspections carried out
  • Assist with any inventory database of equipment ensuring that this is kept up to date. Follow instructions for the safe disposal of redundant equipment liaising with the University’s supplier of disposal services as necessary
  • Maintain skills in line with the needs of the service

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 5 Audio Visual Apprenticeship Standard
  • On and off the job training
  • Day release at College or Training Centre 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Any Level 3 (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

he University was founded as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the University was donated by a local businessman, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War. This is reflected in the University's motto Ut vitam habeant – 'so that they may have life'.




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Apprenticeship standard

Audiovisual technician

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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